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Daniel Klein, IUCN's Environmental Law Centre

The third pillar of the CBD: Access and Benefit Sharing

Access and Benefit Sharing is intrinsically linked to the other two pillars - conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Delegates in Bonn agreed to continue work on an international regime for this issue.
Daniel Klein of IUCN's Environmental Law Centre explains why access and benefit sharing is a win-win situation for users and providers. Run audio 

28 May 2008 | Audio

Margarita Astralaga

Keep on Pushing at CBD

With just two days to go the pressure is really on to get some concrete results out of the CBD meeting in Bonn. Margarita Astralaga Director of IUCN's Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation told us how the meetings gone so far. Click to listen 

28 May 2008 | Audio

Natura 2000 - Europe's nature for you.

European Union must strengthen Natura 2000

THE LATEST – Governments will have to prepare their protected areas for climate change. The better sites are connected, the better species can adapt as their climatic zones shift. The European Union’s protected area network Natura 2000 can serve as an example globally – but it must be fully implemented. Natura 2000 currently covers 20% of the EU’s land area.   …  

28 May 2008 | News story

IUCN's Deputy Director-General, William Jackson, speaking at the Mayors' Conference in Bonn

Think globally, act locally!

There's a lot more to saving biodiversity than huge international conferences. This is why today fifty cities from thirty countries met in Bonn to discuss the role of local authorities in achieving the 2010 biodiversity target.

27 May 2008 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN's DG at CBD

Bonn delegates must listen to G8 call to action, IUCN

THE LATEST – As the CBD meeting enters its second week, delegates must bring a renewed sense of vigor to the negotiations here in Bonn. The G8 Environment Ministers meeting in Japan made a clear call this weekend for countries to put in place measures that slow biodiversity loss by 2010 – the CBD must meet this challenge head on.

26 May 2008 | Media advisory

Deciduous forest

Local people not left out of the REDD debate

Local and indigenous people have to be active participants in the REDD debate, argued IUCN during today's side event at the ongoing Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Bonn. …  

23 May 2008 | News story

Mamanuca Islands, Fiji

Islands Stand Together at CBD

The Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) helps islands conserve and sustainably utilize their natural resources within their island homes. …  

23 May 2008 | News story

Blue shark

You can swim but you can’t hide – more oceanic sharks on the IUCN Red List

Bonn, Germany, May 22, 2008 (IUCN/Wiley-Blackwell) – The first study to determine the global status of 21 species of oceanic pelagic sharks and rays reveals that 11 of them are threatened with extinction, says IUCN on International Biodiversity Day. …  

22 May 2008 | International news release

Protected forest on the outskirts of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Use protected areas to save species, IUCN urges Convention on Biological Diversity

Governments should strengthen protected areas as a way to save their countries’ species. That was the message from IUCN as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) starts to discuss protected areas at its ninth meeting in Bonn. …  

21 May 2008 | News story